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Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.

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Experts,

I added a large 3TB VM to the Veeam backup job and ran it over the weekend. It started out processing fairly quickly but gradually got slower.  I looked at the esxi console and there was the question about the redo log file being corrupt.  CAlled Veeam support who suggested that to stop the job and manually consolidate the disks, but I cant do that - the option is grayed out.  

I havent clicked on the OK button to the above question as I fear the VM will boot.

Any advice?
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NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux
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Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Dear Experts, we are using Veeam B&R 8.0 to backup VMs to a NAS. But the storage's size was consumed very fast. Please see the attached pictures for the settings of restore points and VM retention in Veeam.

In the rest picture, you can see we have some .vib (incremental) and .vbk (full) backup files. Questions are:

1. If we setup the restore points to 15, why did not Veeam delete backup files before October 1st automatically? Is there any setting which we can config to achieve that?

2. Can we delete some backup files manually?
 

Many thanks in advance!
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Dear Experts

I plan first to clone the VM from Hyper-v to ESXi 6.0 (via VMware converter - cold migration) to new HW and then I need to increase the VM's C-drive disk space. Best methods to do that?
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My Veeam backup server failed.
Would like to reinstall and make it up.
Appreciate if someone can guide how to recover a failed Veam server.
Backup files are safe in NAS.

Now we r running without a backup solution.
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An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM VEEAM.
Failed to start the virtual machine.
Module Disk power on failed.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/56f421ed-263be15c-c931-e435c87f06f4/VEEAM/VEEAM-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

I deleted some LUNs to recreate a better LUN. Veeam was not installed in SAN it was on local datastore.
I didnt delete the database or VMDK still I cant start the VM.

Server name is VEEAM.
If anyone can guide me how to fix this and boot would be great.
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Looking at changing my current backup regimes, at the moment I have two sites that have two separate backup solutions.

Site 1.  All VMware Servers which get backed up to Dell SAN Storage via VEEAM which then gets replicated off-site to another Dell SAN which sits in a Data Centre and has a site to site leased line.

Site 2.  Mix of VMware Servers and Physical Servers which all get backed up to HP via MPLS and then to HP

What I would like to do is set a new backup solution that will backup to onsite SAN then replicate to the cloud for both sites.

I know this is a wide subject but my only stipulation is that I can backup virtual and physical servers using the same software and cloud storage platform.

Thanks
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Hi,
I had a corrupted VM so I just did a restore and now it is working perfectly.
BUT... I cannot backup it anymore.
get:

Validating task
Can't process object SRV-TS.
Object SRV-TS not found.
Why? tx
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VM Snapshot when Datastore is low in Space


I have a Virtual Machine VM1 of 300 GB disk size, the Datastore1 it is located on has 100 GB Free space.

However the Datastore1 is in a Storage ClusterA, I mean under Datastore ClusterA, there are several Datastores , with plenty oof space,  besides Datastore1

I wonder if the Snapshot of VM1 will work even if Datastore1 has lower space (100GB) than the disk of VM1 (300GB)


*** The snapshot is initiated by Veeam Backup Software, I see:
Error: The operation is not allowed in the current state.  

Thank you
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Hello Expert Exchange community,

We have one backup server that is running 2 backup applications - BackupExec 16 (to backup our physical servers) and Veeam (to backup our VMs).  The server is connected to a HP StorageWork MSL2024 with 2 drives. Is there a way to dedicated one drive to Backup Exec application and the other drive to Veeam without any conflicts?
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Hi Expert

we have around 20 of ESXI servers with around 400 VMs

we need to buy VEEAM

my question

we are going to backup to disk let us say to NFS or CIFS and we need also to backup to tapes

but what type of tape library we have to buy if we don't want to use fiber

can we backup from our ESXI server using  VEEAM to tape without any other server to work as storage node or something like this

can we avoid using fiber interface and fiber switches

kindly advice
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Are there any requirements for Veeam to have iSCSI connectivity for Instant Restore or back of storage?
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I backed up a 500GB HD with the latest VEEAM Free for Windows.
Then I tried to restore to a 1TB hard drive and it came back that "Auto......." was unsuccessful .. something like that.
I think this strange and would have like to avoid it.
How?

Next, I manually restored the C: partition and the likely other partition of size ~450MB.  I left out the 18GB (recovery partition?) and one other very small partition.  It wouldn't boot from this....
It would be nice to know how to select so the drive will boot.

(same computer...)
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Dears,

I have 2 Physical Servers.
1 is having my VMs (5) and the other one is having REplica's of those VMs using Veeam.

The replicas are getting big (coz I increased the VMs sizes of their HDDs. and I am running out of space In the Replica Folder (D:\) of the second Physical server.
My question is the following
Can I delete those replicas and re-create them on my NAS ? (I have a QNAP that has enough space). or the replicas can only be on the Fixed disk of the Server (second Server that has Hyper-v Installed ?
Is it "dangerous" to delete the replicas ? How do I delete them ? just delete ?

Thanks for pointing me to the right direction
Env. Windows 2012 R2 / Hyper-V / Veeam Backup & Replication V9.2

Thanks again
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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I am unable to backup this server I keep getting Vss writer errors. I am the process of transitioning from Veritas to Veeam and both products produce similar errors. I have tried resetting the the writer. here is the Veeam error


Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Hyper-V child partition snapshot) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
Retrying snapshot creation attempt (Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.)
Task has been rescheduled
Queued for processing at 8/31/2017 11:04:38 PM
Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
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I have installed Veeam backup on a Window 10 workstation and backing up the servers into the local disks.

We have a NAS in our network. Is it possible to backup those NAS client into the PC as well.
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Any idea how to stop a restoring job on Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0 ? I have tried to restart the server but it keeps showing a restored job with "Stopping" status..

Thx
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Hi,

I am planning to purchase a a Dell dedupe storage appliance to copy 16 TB of data ( from NetApp SVMs which acts as file servers) using Robocopy or EMCopy (as the Veeam backup currently not supporting to backup from NetApp SVM file servers, CIFS volumes) in  a weekly basis. I want to retain the backup for a month. When I do this using Robocopy, could you let me know whether the storage appliance dedupe apply or not on the backed up files.

Kind regards
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Hi,
I have a problem with backup VM. I have an error: "Error: Socket has been forcibly closed. Failed to recover connection.".
Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5.0.1038.
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Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics
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I am running VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. VEEAM is configured to backup VM's from 2 Hyper-V Servers that are running Windows Server Data Center 2012 R2. While all VM's backup successfully 'on occasion', often, I get the following error:

Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'
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I go to the VM Server identified, run the command "vssadmin list writers", and see that a number of VSS entries says 'timed out. I stop/start the Volume Shadow Copy service then restart the server. The backup jog then completes successfully. This issue will occur again after the 2nd or 3rd successful backup and again, I have to restart the server to get successful backups.

Obviously I cannot continue restarting these affected servers (all of which has databases including Exchange Server 2013). Is there anything that would likely cause the VSS services to periodically time out and fail a backup? Thanks
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Hi Experts

we have EMC networker and we have EMC data domain DD2500

this type of solaution cost us alot every year for license and support and hardware for data domain

now we are searching for a cheap solaution as a replacment for our data domain

for Newrker we are thining to bug Veeam

but now my quastion only about data domain

i want to ask if i can buy server with huge amount of local HDD disks with raid controller  and 1000 ethernet interfaces

and configure it as NAS server and then we can backup to disk VIA NAS

and here we miss the dedaplication software

any idea about have cheap good solaution to backup to disk

kindaly advice
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Hi all,

We have a one-off backup of an Exchange 2010 server from around 40 days ago.

I have it running in a Veeam SureBackup vlab environment and need to retrieve some Message Tracking logs from it.  The server is configured to keep 30 days of logs.

I am finding that when I try and look at the message tracking logs they are empty.

I have a feeling that it may have something to do with either log truncation or the time on the VM purging the logs (the time/date on the VM updates to the current live time, even though it is a VM from 40 days ago).

Interestingly, if I use Veeam explorer to browse the vbk, the folder which contains the "Message Tracking Logs" doesn't exist, suggesting that it is probably nothing to do with the time.

Any ideas what is happening here?  And how can I access the logs?
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Hey guys. I need some help for... a friend. (It's a Monday. Please don't ask)

Environment:
2 Domain controllers running Server 2012 Datacenter
Veeam BR 9 on Server 2012 Datacenter

Leadup to issue
DHCP scope was acting funny... a few tinkerings later and the entire service was hosed. A restore of that DC on Veeam and now the entire sync between both DCs was not working, even after attempts to get them synced (dcdiag, repadmin, etc.).

A restore of both DCs to the same backup time should work, right? NO. Veeam restores DCs into non-authoritative mode...

Current situation:
DC1 is restored from Friday night's backup but shut down for now. Attempts to log in with DSRM password failed. (Just great, right?)

DC2 is running and serving DNS, AD, etc. but it fails dcdiag tests:
-time server advertising
-DFSREvent
-KnowsOfRoleHolders
-Replication attempts (obv.)
-RidManager
- etc (too many to list)

Question/Request:
Before my uhhh... friend breaks anything else, just throw me in the right direction. He's a little out of sorts and just needs to be reminded what to do at this point.
I would tell him to do a non-authoritative restore of DC1 and let DC2 be "the boss", but both servers were restored from Veeam in non-authoritative mode and the DSRM password isn't working. Attempts on DC2 to change the password failed. Yaaay!
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Hi All, i have attempted to ask Synology themselves but can't seem to get a decent answer. All they tell me is that Veeam is compatible with the Synology NAS

In the process of installing a Synology DS916+ NAS onto a network to be used as a Backup Repository for Veeam B&R

Now, Synology claims that the NAS has Encryption that would protect files from say Ransomware.

My questions are these:

1) If is use Veeam B&R to backup my VM's to the NAS, does the Veeam Backup create multiple copies of these backups so i can restore from a particular date and time? Multiple restore points?

2) Are these backup files encrypted and hopefully protected from Ransomware attacks?


Synology talks about the Hyper Backup facility that come with the device and this seems to have recovery points which i would assume are encrypted, but how does this work in terms of Veeam backing up to the NAS and would i have the same benefits of recovery points and backup encryption

Thanks everyone
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Hi,

Could you advise the backup method used to take the backup of physical Windows machines using Veeam backup.

I understand, we need to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to the machines, but what back method can we use? can we setup a incremental, synthetic backup using veeam or just a copy backup using Veeam agent.

Regards
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Veeam

423

Solutions

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Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.